Then we flew to Xian, which was the ancient capital of China for 13 dynasties. The main attraction that we're all looking forward to, is seeing the dig site for the terra cotta warriors. But that's tomorrow, Day 4.
One disadvantage of flying between the cities is the luggage restrictions for the domestic flights. Only one checked-in baggage (44 lbs) and one carry-on.
The Bird's Nest.
A view of the water cube.
A shot of the two of them next to each other.
This is where the athletes stayed. It is now a hotel.
After arriving in Xian, we went to a museum then later that night we were treated to a dinner theatre show. The show was excellent, with instruments and dance originating from the Tang dynasty. The meal was interesting. It consisted entirely of dumplings, 13 different kinds. Each dumpling was shaped like the animal or vegetable that formed the centre filling.
Here are a few before I ate them. There's a duck at the top, squid and various vegetables.
The costumes were beautiful and colourful.